Comfort food is often considered a taste of home, a gentle reminder of a time when we were cared for, and our food was prepared for us in our childhood kitchen.
Delicacies vary depending on region, but one thing is certain, pizza is America’s favorite comfort food. In fact, about 25 percent of people would choose pizza over any other food. Unsurprising, considering pizza is warm and soft, both of which are considered sensory comforts. In this post, we explore the factors that affect the comfort food we crave, why we crave it, and how it makes us feel after-the-fact.
A study by the International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science states “one important trigger leading to the consumption of comfort foods occurs when people experience negative emotions”.
Excerpted from Kitchen Cabinet Kings